Human Trafficking Into And Within The United States Essay

1638 Words Dec 8th, 2015 7 Pages
The exploitation of labor has been a primary topic of discussion in globalization. Amongst the forced labor practices, women and children have become a commodity sought after and exploited through the sex trade. With increased mobility, globalization has created a high demand for the sex trade. Countries such The United States are primary customers in this trade. It is reported that the sex trade is a billion dollar industry that brings in $32 billion annually. The economic growth of this industry has increased as globalization has increased. In this paper I intend to show the economic and social outcomes of human sex tracking in the United States. The case study my paper is based on is Human Trafficking Into and Within The United States by Heather J. Clawson, Nicole Dutch, Amy Solomon, and Liza Goldblatt Grace along with other souces.

The U.S. Department of State defines sex trafficking to adults as the coerced, forced or deception into prostitution or being held in through one of these means after initially consenting. Sex trafficking may also occur with bondage in the form of paying off a debt owed by but not limited to transportation, housing, feeding, and documentation fees. Child sex trafficking is defined as when a person under the age 18 is induced to perform commercial sex act. Commercial sex act means any sexual act committed by which anything substance of value is giving or received by any person. These children are considered to be in sexual servitude to…

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